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Which amp for short scale bass?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mongeaux, May 10, 2004.


  1. Mongeaux

    Mongeaux

    Apr 14, 2004
    I have an Allen Woody Epiphone http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...16/g=bass/g=bass/search/bigpid/base_id/88742/ on order and I have enough cash left to buy a new amp as well.


    I am not sure which would sound better with a short scale bass. One 15", one 12" or two 10" speakers.

    My first thought is that the two 10's would be best as a short scale can get muddy.

    Here are the amps I'm looking at buying. My local store does not carry Ampeg so I am having to take a shot in the dark here.

    The BA210 At 220/w and two 10"s I think this would also be the loudest of my choices.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...3985616/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/481831/

    B100R 100/w with one 15"
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...3985616/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/481773/


    I have $700 MAX! to spend and I want something good for my blues n jazz gigs. I really love ampegs but might be willing to look at another brand if anyone can come up with a suggestion that beats the amps listed above in wattage and tone.
     
  2. I'd go with 15's with that bass. It looks like an old school type bass and probably would sound the best with an old school type amp. jmho
     
  3. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I'd agree on the 15's--unless you can get a svt like woody had! I have a woody sig and i would not describe it as muddy sounding--though you can make it muddy.